September 18th, 2013

Made in NY Media Center by IFP: Call for Entries

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is a new space located in DUMBO, Brooklyn dedicated to the future of storytelling in the digital age. A partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Independent Filmmaker Project, with General Assembly and NYCEDC, the Center will bring together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology and more through education, entrepreneurship and content creation.

Are you interested in joining the Media Center’s creative community?

Whether you’re a storyteller, technologist or entrepreneur, you will find collaborators, events, classes and resources to incubate your great ideas. Learn about member benefits and apply now: http://bit.ly/1ewVW1s

August 16th, 2013

Brooklyn Storymakers Maker Party

Do you know young aspiring “digital makers”? On Friday, August 23, Brooklyn Public Library and Hive NYC Learning Network are teaming up to host a free event for kids ages 10-18, featuring hands-on activities that celebrate the fact that stories are as much fun to read as they are to make. Kids will have the opportunity to:

  • Create an online comic strip
  • Design and playtest video games
  • Make a stop-motion animated short
  • Retell/remix their favorite story using digital media and the web

Organizations running activities include Brooklyn Public Library, Hive NYC, Coder Dojo NYC, Iridescent Learning, Institute of Play, New York Hall of Science, Inanimate Alice, Eyebeam and others. This event is also part of Mozilla Maker Party - one of hundreds of events around the world where people realize their creative potential and become active makers of the world around them. 

When: Friday, August 23rd from 1-4pm
Where: Brooklyn Public Library Information Commons
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 
Price: FREE

More info at http://bit.ly/145yt3z 

Photo credit: Alexander Rabb via Flickr

August 2nd, 2013

nycopendata:

Check out this incredible geodata visualization of Brooklyn’s buildings color-coded to the year they were built. Using Department of City Planning data available through the NYC OpenData portal, the interactive map allows users to hover over buildings to see the address and year-built.

Get recently added PLUTO & mapPLUTO  data. 

Thanks to @thomasrhiel at the BKLYNER for the post.  

Reblogged from NYC OpenData
July 12th, 2013

New Yorkers Share Their Ideas for a Digital NYC

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NYC Digital convened the Brooklyn Digital Roadmap Meetup last night from 7-9PM — the first in a series of participatory discussions throughout New York City focusing on gathering public feedback and input on the City’s digital growth and future.

The Brooklyn Meetup was generously hosted by the NYU-Poly DUMBO Incubator, and representatives from the Brooklyn Tech Meetup and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle presented to the larger group of about 80 participants.  

The Meetup began with a presentation of the New York City’s Digital Roadmap, and was followed immediately by five group breakout sessions that explored the five pillars of the Roadmap:  Access, Education, Open Government, Engagement and Industry. At the conclusion of the event, the groups got together to share their top ideas and recommendations with the City.

Topics covered included support for increasing Internet access and options, strategies for implementing STEM education, creating open data standards across cities and countries, sustaining online public engagement, and fostering local tech and digital talent.  

Sign up for the next Listening Session here!

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July 3rd, 2013

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle is working together to grow the tech and creative community.  A strategic plan was released by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition to help make NYC the leading tech hub in the nation.  The strategy includes calls for enhancing workforce development, increasing availability of affordable real estate, improving transportation and more.  The plan focuses on areas in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Read the full plan at http://brooklyntechtriangle.com

July 1st, 2013
Reblogged from NYC GOV
June 4th, 2013

Hack DUMBO is June 15!

nycneighborhoods:

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Lately it seems nary a weekend passes without a hackathon (BigApps! POV!) going down in some corner of the city. Which is awesome — we’re all about supporting NYC’s growing tech scene. But now that the sun is shining, isn’t it time to get some fresh air?

Say hello to Hack DUMBO, NYC’s first open, outdoor hack! On Saturday, June 15, we’re teaming up with DUMBO Developers for an afternoon of coding and community under the Archway. Make no mistake, this isn’t another hackathon, just a few hours of peace and fresh air to work on that pet-project and socialize with your fellow developers. DUMBO’s free public Wifi will power laptops; slices of pizza will power participants.The event is free and open to the public, but you’ve got to register: http://hackdumbo.eventbrite.com/.

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February 27th, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library Mobile App

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Brooklyn Public Library launched its first mobile app, My BPL, available for iPhone and Android.  The app allows readers to personalize their library experience on-the-go by finding new titles, searching the library catalog, save to-read lists of eBooks, manage your library account, find branch info and scan an ISBN with your phone to search library collections.

For more information, visit http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/my-bpl-mobile-apps.

February 1st, 2013
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership just launched a new website, downtownbrooklyn.com which highlights all things Downtown Brooklyn including events, things to do in the area, local businesses and special deals from local downtown businesses.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership just launched a new website, downtownbrooklyn.com which highlights all things Downtown Brooklyn including events, things to do in the area, local businesses and special deals from local downtown businesses.

January 25th, 2013

Upcoming Start Up City Events on January 31st

The Center for Communication, along with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, will host a two panels on the start-up scene. The events will focus on breaking into the scene, and, advice from start-up employees. Both panels are on January 31st; RSVP are required.    

  • Start Up City, Part 1: Getting Into the Game                       

What goes into creating a tech start-up, and why does New York have increasing allure as the best place to do it? Almost 500 start-ups in NYC received venture financing from 2007 to 2011, and it looks like 2012 is going to beat the average for the last four years. 

Clifford J. Schorer,Entrepreneur in Residence, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

Rob Fassino, Co-founder; EVP, Product Development & Product Management, XO Group Inc.

Mo Koyfman, General Partner, Spark Capital

David Rose, Founder and CEO, Gust

Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

Moderator: Bianca Bosker, Senior Tech Editor, The Huffington Pos

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 6:00 to 7:15 pm

WHERE: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb & Willoughby)

RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

  •  Start Up City, Part 2: Tales from the Alley

Raising funds for a start-up can be difficult and daunting, and once potential investors are identified, the real work begins. Hear from those who have taken the plunge and learned how to swim with the sharks.

Hursh Agrawal, Co-Founder, Branch

Ben McKean, Co-Founder and CEO, Savored

Vinicius Vacanti, Co-Founder and CEO, Yipit

Kathryn Minshew, CEO & Founder, The Daily Muse & Company Muse

Kellee Khalil, Founder, Lover.ly

Moderator: Caroline McCarthy,BusinessMarketing Manager, Google

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 7:15 to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb & Willoughby)

RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

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